Tag: AK News

907 Updates September 18-20, 2023

KTUU: Municipal IT director resigns after city election dispute; Anchorage police ask public for help in identifying worst intersections for red light runners; Professor Kellie Puff cooks her way to the top of Alaska’s culinary scene and more ->

KTOO: Volunteers hope for city support with cleaning up Douglas Island graveyards and more ->


KYUK: A Y-K Delta college student auditioned for American Idol from Nome; New ‘berry booklets’ combine traditional knowledge and science that Alaska’s berry pickers can use and more ->

Alaksa Native News: Anchorage Man Sentenced to 14 Years for Trafficking Fentanyl, Meth; First seismic network installed on Mount Edgecumbe volcano; This Day in Alaska History-September 18th, 1915; This Day in Alaska History-September 19th, 1903; This Day in Alaska History-September 20th, 1914 and more ->


Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: FBI searches for Anchorage bank robbery suspect and more ->

KINY: Sitka Cime Report

The Seward Journal: September 20 to September 26, 2023


Delta Wind: Bogus threat made to Alaska schools

Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) at a Senate Commerce Committee hearing – September 20, 2023

KMXT: Talk of the Rock: Non-profits with Michele Whetzel and more ->

 BusinessLend: Verizon improves the experience for customers in Alaska’s
ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Sept. 18, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Kenai Peninsula residents and visitors now have more options to stay connected. With its recent network expansion along the Kenai and new retail store in Soldotna, Verizon is serving customers where they live, work and play.

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Governor Dunleavy Appoints Public Defender, Anchorage Superior Court Judge
Mike Dunleavy, Governor: Alaska Adult Education and Family Literacy Week
Mike Dunleavy, Governor: Forensic Science Week
Mike Dunleavy, Governor: Prisoners of War and Missing in Action Recognition Day

907 Updates September 15-17, 2023

KTUU: 2 killed in Kenai Peninsula school zone crash; 2023 PFD payments coming in early October; Viewing Alaska from above through the lens of Bradford Washburn and more ->

KTOO: Juneau celebrates newest US citizens with naturalization ceremony and more ->


KYUK: FEMA Disaster Assistance teams visiting Kasigluk and returning to Emmonak and more ->

Alaska Native News: USDA Forest Service Awards Anchorage Park Foundation $2M for Forest Health; ACUASI completes first drone flight from Nenana to Fairbanks International Airport; This Day in Alaska History-September 15th, 1904; This Day in Alaska History-September 16th, 1929; This Day in Alaska History-September 17th, 1868 and more ->

The Arctic Sounder: Kaktovik captain landed the first whale of the season for the region ->


KSTK: Wrangell wins 2023 ‘Walk Southeast’ competition and more ->


Resurrection Bay Historical Society

Thursdays: Our History in October will feature Bev Dunham unveiling the contents of the Centennial Time Capsule. A member of Seward’s 2003 Centennial Committee, she will describe what items were added to the capsule in 2003 and 2013, while encouraging folks to bring items to be added in 2023 that reflect important events in the Seward area over the past 10 years. The program will start at 7 pm Thursday, Oct. 19 at the Seward Community Library & Museum.

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KFSK: Petersburg Borough receives third party feedback on safety and HR practices and more ->

KRBD: Southeast Alaska salmon season: fish were there, markets weren’t and more ->

KUCB: ‘Explosive eruption’ spews ash over eastern Aleutians and more ->

Delta Wind: Zachgo to be inducted into Hockey Hall of Fame and more ->

AK Public Media: State of Art: The Alaska Writers Guild annual conference connects writers and illustrators


Michael R Dougherty: Anchorage Pioneers
Have you heard of “Osky” Weeda and his wife Henrietta? Their story takes us to Anchorage and Palmer, Alaska.

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907 Updates September 14, 2023

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Alaska Native leader Alfred “Al” Ketzler, Sr. dies at 90 and more ->


Alaska Native News: Search Continues for James Burk Last Seen on Saturday in Nenana; This Day in Alaska History-September 14th, 1916 and more ->


KTOO: Recovery called off for plane that crashed near Wrangell-St. Elias National Park; Longtime Alaska writer reflects on Alaska’s history of aviation fatalities; Alaska’s 2 biggest grocery chains to sell stores as part of merger. This business professor explains why; Juneau is at the forefront of Alaska’s burgeoning pinball scene and more ->

KTUU: Mayor Bronson calls for IT director Dahl’s resignation after Assembly approves subpoena action in alleged election tampering case; Homeowners along the Kenai River fight rising flood waters; Woman sentenced for starting house fire that killed half a dozen pets and more ->
KINY: Sitka Police Department arrests man for Labor Day generator theft and more ->

907 Updates September 12-13, 2023

KYUK: Eugene ‘Buzzy’ Peltola, husband of Rep. Mary Peltola has died in a plane crash and more ->

KTUU: 1 dead after fire in Midtown Anchorage; Bail denied for man accused of killing well-known homeless advocate; Mat-Su Borough signs disaster declaration in wake of erosion in Talkeetna The borough has pre-staged 900 tons of material in the area, but none of it has gone in the water yet and more ->
KTOO: Unprecedented double glacial dam release brings flooding to the Kenai; Military jet intercepts small plane in restricted Anchorage airspace during Biden visit; They logged on to watch the famous fat brown bears. They saved a hiker’s life instead and more ->
Craig Medred: Gone viral

Alaska Native News: This Day in Alaska History-September 12th, 1922; This Day in Alaska History-September 13th, 1955 and more ->
FairbanksNews Webcenter 11: Mysterious golden orb discovered in Gulf of Alaska and more ->

KINY: UAF helps develop air quality data for popular Alaska wildfire website; Amid natural gas crunch, an Alaska utility asks to resurrect in-state gas pipeline; Sullivan to attend first hearing as member of the Congressional Executive Commission on China and more ->


The Seward Journal September 13 to September 19, 2023

KFSK: Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department’s new engine rolls off the ferry and more ->


KRBD: Ketchikan City Council cuts back hours at town’s emergency shelter and more ->


KMXT: Bayside Fire Department remembers 9/11 first responders and more ->
By Nicole Dungca and Claire Healy, The Washington Post: Smithsonian returns woman’s brain to family 90 years after it was taken
U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Alaska: U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Alaska Celebrates Funding Awarded for Legal Services, Improved Court Responses to Domestic, Sexual Violence

Adelyn at KTOO: Forums and election guides and ballots — oh my!
AMATS Safety Plan
Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) speaks at congressional hearing on China – September 12, 2023

907 Updates September 11, 2023

KTUU: Homicide in Eagle River an ‘isolated incident,’ Anchorage police say; Removal of overturned fuel tanker forces prolonged closure of Dimond Boulevard; President Biden speaks at JBER 9/11 memorial ceremony and more ->

KTOO: National political fight over electric vehicles surfaces in Alaska and more ->


Alaska Native News: The welcome return of an old friend; This Day in Alaska History-September 11th, 1958 and more ->

KINY: Arson arrest made in relation to Ketchikan Structure Fire; Traditional practices blended with modern life jacket technology seen as boosting fishing safety in Alaska; Platypus-Con brings a warm glow to newly renovated Centennial Hall and more ->


KUCB bids farewell to longtime morning host Vic Fisher and more ->

Craig Medred: False fix?


907 Updates September 09-10, 2023

KTUU: Sterling Highway crash kills mother and toddler; SeaLife Center takes in otter pup found on Kenai road; Owner of Jewel Lake Tastee-Freez hangs up the scoop after 28 years and more ->

KTOO: Qayassiq’s walrus hunt, once banned, now carries traditions of sharing and management to the next generation and more ->


Alaska Native News: State of Alaska Challenges USDA Reinstatement of the 2001 Roadless Rule on the Tongass National Forest; Beaver activity in the Arctic increases emission of methane greenhouse gas; This Day in Alaska History-September 9th, 1915; This Day in Alaska History-September 10th, 1918 and more ->

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Three Interior high school students chosen for Flight Training and more ->

KINY: Ketchikan Fire Department investigating Park Avenue structure fire and more ->

By Kristen Jokinen, Joy Ride A Bike Odyssey From Alaska to Argentina

The Eagle Valley is no stranger to bikers and adventures, however not many can say they’ve biked 18,000 miles from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska to Bahia Lapataia, Argentina; Kristen Jokinen and her partner can. Jokinen wrote a book about their unbelievable trip and will be at the Bookworm to share her story, show a short video, and have time for Q&A.



Lynne Curry, Author

Eat Your Words from Edible Alaska: #57: No Meat Required


Craig Medred: Killing us softly
Michael R Dougherty: Alaska Facts and History: Glacier City, Alaska
Have you ever heard of Glacier City, Alaska? Our story takes you to a historic place just 36 miles south of Anchorage, Alaska.

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Simple Living Alaska: 0:15 / 20:05 Canned Mushrooms & Grilled Grouse Kabobs | Summer Harvest

907 Updates September 08, 2023

KTUU: Army veteran turned pastor offers 24/7 local veteran crisis line and more ->


KTOO: NTSB investigates mid-air collision over Katmai National Park and more ->
KYUK: The community needs Bethel Fire Department, and they need us and more ->

Alaska Native News: This Day in Alaska History-September 8th, 1906 and more ->


KINY: Alaska Department of Corrections seeks to lower hiring age from 21 to 18 years old and more ->

KUCB: King Cove celebrates new ambulance and more ->


KMXT: Midday Report

South Anchorage & MidtownFarmers’ Markets
September 9, 2023

HOURS: 9am-2pm
Nearing the culmination of th growing season, we have all the produce of summer at the markets
FOR THE KIDS at Midtown: We have colored chalk on hand for young artists to draw their favorite veggies & flowers on the pavement.


By Paul Twardock, Alaska Public Media: Outdoor Explorer: Author Don Rearden on writing about Alaska

Alaska author Don Rearden grew up in Southwest Alaska living and observing rural life. His books “Raven’s Gift,” a novel, and “Without A Paddle,” a collection of poems, reflect his Alaska experiences and life. Don also co-authored books featuring two of Alaska’s professional military rescuers. Don joins host Paul Twardock to discuss Alaska’s culture, history and environment and how they influenced his writing.

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Anchorage Backyard Beekeeping: Honey filtering, uncapping, extracting, filtering HD 720p

907 Updates September 06-07, 2023

Warning, extremely horrific!

Sharing from Lost and Found Pets Alaska on Facebook:

“Regarding Jack – the missing Rottweiler – there is an update and a request. It is a distressing situation, and if you are better off not seeing negative news, stop reading now.

Attached is a summation of the chain of events as we understand them to be per personal interactions with the people in question plus charges filed by the State of Alaska.

The 2nd week of August: Jack’s owner had to go out of town and left him at her home with the understanding that a sitter who had known Jack since he was a puppy would be stopping in on a regular basis to take care of him.

Monday, August 14: Jack’s owner returned home but Jack was not there.
The sitter told Jack’s owner that he had been lost on Sunday, August 13th, at 10am at Connor’s Bog, even going so far as to provide details about a moose encounter and scuffle that apparently ensued which, she said caused her to lose sight of Jack. This person never filed a lost report with Animal Control nor posted on any lost and found social media pages, nor did she tell the owner that she had lost Jack until the owner was almost back to Anchorage while driving from Fairbanks.

August 15-31: Every usual effort was made to locate Jack: posters, social media posts, more posters, game cams, searching the bog with hip waders, more posters, visiting homeless camps, finding people who were at the Bog that Sunday to see if they remembered seeing anyone matching the description of the sitter with Jack, more posters, checking video from businesses along Raspberry Rd in the area where the sitter said she lost sight of Jack, etc.

Repeated consultations and ultimately pleas, were made to the person who lost Jack to provide more details as there was not one shred of corroborating evidence that he was lost the way it was communicated. The people looking for Jack had nothing else to go on except this story; they kept at it without letting the inconsistencies undo the belief that he was still alive, waiting to be found, if only they had a real idea of where to look.

August 31: Kathy Rae Mcarthur (the same person who was entrusted with his care while the owner was out of town) was arrested for a Class C Felony related to the disappearance of Jack and taken to Hiland Correctional Center where she spent the night.

September 1: Ms. Mcarthur was arraigned and released on her own recognizance. She was ordered to not have any contact with pets nor to own any pets. The next hearing is set for September 7.

As it stands now, Ms. Mcarthur confessed to various people, including law enforcement, that Jack was taken “across the inlet” and killed. She communicated that she enlisted what is understood to be a plane-owning friend or relative to ensure that he was taken somewhere he would never be found and shot to make sure he never came back. To this day, it is not known who flew the plane nor what sort of arrangement was made to ensure this plan happened. It is not known where his body is. Ms. Mcarthur has indicated that she has no plans to reveal this information.

As it stands now, technically Ms. Mcarthur is facing a maximum of 5 years in prison and a $50,000 fine. It is understood that in the interest of expediting this case, the punishment will most likely be much less than the maximum.

As you are so inclined, please reach out to the Prosecutor’s office today and early tomorrow to communicate that anything less than the maximum sentence is not something our community can abide, especially since Ms. Mcarthur has not confessed to all of the elements of this crime much less implicated the person who literally pulled the trigger if it was not her. Had that person not been enlisted and agreed to participate, there’s a good chance Jack would still be alive. Please communicate that the case is not resolved to the best of the State’s ability given there is an obviously guilty party still out there who will take the State’s disinterest as a thumbs up that kidnapping and killing a family pet will go unnoticed and unpunished. The owner of Jack still does not know where his body is. She desperately wants and deserves to know. No plea should be entered until all that information is shared with the State.

Should any facts of the case that are still in question here be known to you, please communicate those details to the Prosecutor’s office as well as message the admins of Lost and Found Pets Alaska on Facebook so that they are privy to the same info, lest someone in a position to do so not act on it.

State of Alaska Prosecutor’s Office:
Phone: 907-269-6300

Email: lawanchoragedao@alaska.gov

Case #3AN-23-06516CR

Jack’s owner and the lost and found pet community would like to thank all the people that put up posters and made an effort to find him. It meant so much that people still asked about him and kept the faith. Together, let’s do this one last push and represent Jack’s owner. We would do it for you. Let’s do it for them. #JusticeForJack


Sheldon Jackson Museum: David John Angaiak Ends His Artist Residency with Talk at Sheldon Jackson Museum

The Alaska 100: Fourth Indigenous place name sign dedicated in Anchorage and more ->


KTUU: JBER soldier dies in hiking fall along Turnagain Arm; Anchorage Police Department discusses cost of upgrading fleet with Assembly; In effort to tidy Anchorage trails, Alaska Trails seeks volunteers for last events of season and more ->

KTOO: A new e-waste program is recycling tons of batteries from rural Alaska and more ->

KYUK: Bureau of Land Management headed to the Y-K Delta to visit Alaska Native Vietnam-era veterans and more ->


Alaska Native News: Eagle River Man Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography, Sexual Abuse of a Minor; Wasilla Woman Dies on the Talkeetna River Tuesday; This Day in Alaska History-September 6th, 1867; This Day in Alaska History-September 7th, 1915 and more ->

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Harvesting the Stone Soup Community Garden and more ->


The Seward Journal September 06 to September 12, 2023

KINY: Yukon-Kuskokwim region individuals eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance; Sitka Police Department investigating theft and more ->


KFSK: Petersburg police chief’s lawsuit against the Borough moves into federal court and more ->


KUCB: Ounalashka Corp. to receive $1 million for contaminated land rehabilitation and more ->

KMXT: Alaska Fisheries Report 7 September 2023 and more ->

Craig Medred: Warming bonus


Greetings, Dear Community!

September brings the freshness of fall, the promise of new beginnings, and an essential reminder for us all: Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.

September Health Fairs
September is a bustling month for AHF with numerous opportunities to participate in health education and affordable blood screenings. We invite you to join us at these events across various communities. Please note that you can schedule your appointment online and see the most current schedule on our front page, www.alaskahealthfair.org. Walk-ins are welcome at all health fairs.

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ANC Master Plan Public Meeting:

The Anchorage Airport is hosting a Master Plan Update Public Meeting on Thursday, September 14, 2023, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at the Coast Inn at Lake Hood in the McKinley Ballroom. You are invited to learn about the aviation forecast and facility requirements. For those unable to make the meeting, there will be an Online Public Meeting from September 14–28 at www.ancmpuonline.com. To receive future project updates, please sign up for emails on our website: www.ancmpu.com


Common Ground Alaska: FREE HOMESTEAD SUMMIT!


907 Updates September 05, 2023

Karen H. Parker January 29, 1954 – August 20, 2023
On Sunday, Aug. 20, 2023, Karen Healy Parker died peacefully at her home in Anchorage, Alaska, with her loving husband, Wayne, by her side. She was 69.



KTUU: 1 dead, multiple injured in Sterling Highway head-on crash and more ->

KTOO: After surprise eviction notice, residents of a Soldotna trailer park are wondering what’s next and more ->

KYUK: FEMA Disaster Assistance teams visiting Russian Mission and more ->
Alaska Native News: Lakes hold signs of past earthquakes; This Day in Alaska History-September 5th, 1881 and more ->


Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Construction Report: Aurora Drive Bridge to remain closed for winter and more ->

KINY: Fundraising effort for Alaska Indigenous studies center OK’d by UA board and more ->


KMXT: Midday Report

907 Updates September 03-04, 2023

KTUU: Rollover crash in Anchorage closes stretch of 15th Avenue for hours; Nick Danger is living his best life! The Vietnam Vet & former Pro Wrestler holds records in lifting! And more ->
Alaska Native News: Second Biennial Aak’w Rock Music Festival Celebrating Indigenous Music Thursday to Saturday, September 21st to 23rd in Juneau.; This Day in Alaska History-September 3rd, 1941; This Day in Alaska History-September 4th, 1794 and more ->
Wickersham’s Conscience: The Messy Problem of Transboundary Rivers
Craig Medred: Know-nothing journalism
Kate Troll: All In Due Time: A Memoir of Siblings, Genealogy, Secrets and Love
Simple Living Alaska: Grinding Away Our Problems | Anchor, Grout & Seal the Quonset Hut